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9:43 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Your Nonprofit Wants You to Hear This

Your Nonprofit Wants You to Hear This

Hey, nonprofit board members, listen up.  Your nonprofit organization has asked me to talk to you.  Yes, you.  I mean, I ASSUME your nonprofit wants me to talk to you.  Otherwise, why would the CEOs of so many nonprofit organizations, from A to Z – from arts organizations to zoos – talk to me ABOUT you?  They MUST want me to talk TO you.

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Commentary
8:13 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Obamacare deadline

Olivia Riutta - Montana Primary Care Association

MTPR Commentary - 02/27/2014

We are now just one month away, from the March 31st deadline to enroll in the new health insurance Marketplace.

When you hear talk of health reform, or the ACA, or Obamacare or whatever you prefer to call it, a lot of things probably come to mind. For me, as a Navigator whose job is to  help folks in my community by answering questions and walking them through the process, I think about Bill, a man I met in southeastern Montana.

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YA Fiction
6:16 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Blythe Woolston's Novel Chronicles YA Terrorist

Black Helicopters, a YA novel by Blythe Woolston

During this program Chérie Newman talks with Billings, Montana, author Blythe Woolston about her new novel for young adult readers, Black Helicopters. First question:  "Why was terrorism an idea you wanted to explore with your writing?"

From the publisher:

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Reflections West
8:00 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Tammy Elser & Luci Tapahonso

3/4/14 and 3/5/14: This week on "Reflections West:"  Tammy Elser reflects on the grand tradition of morning coffee, Monana style, which, though it may lack frills, is loaded with nostalgia.  She pairs her thoughts with a poem by Navajo poet Luci Tapahonso.

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Montana Olympian
4:36 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Montana Olympian cherishes her Sochi memories

Olympic freestyle moguls skier Heather McPhie

In December we spoke with Olympian Heather McPhie of Bozeman about her hopes for the Sochi Olympics. McPhie is the reigning national freestyle mogul ski champion, and Sochi was her second Olympics.

She placed 18th in Vancouver in 2010. In Sochi, McPhie placed 13th. Although the 29-year-old didn't make it onto the medals podium,  she tells News Director Sally Mauk she had an experience she'll always cherish.

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Home Ground Radio
1:00 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Helena College - University of Montana

3/4/14: This week on "Home Ground Radio:"  Helena College - University of Montana

When we think of “higher education”, we tend to overlook two-year colleges, which offer important technical training as well as a path to personal confidence and accomplishment.

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-Spring Pledge
9:11 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Spring Pledge Week

Spring Pledge Week is...
APRIL 6-13, 2014

Make your PLEDGE
Use our secure online donation page to make your springtime contribution to MTPR.

Be a VOLUNTEER

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MTPR Program Highlights
2:31 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

March 6 - 12

Here are MTPR program highlights for March 6 – March 12, 2014

THURSDAY- March 6, 2014

9:05 a.m.   – Morning Classics  – CPE Bach: Sonata in A minor for solo Flute; Hamburger Sonata in G for Flute and Basso Continuo; Wanhal: Adagio Cantabile for Clarinet and Piano; Hoffmeister: Flute Concerto #22 in G major; Beethoven: Piano Sonata #8 in C minor, Op. 13 – “Pathétique”; Schubert: Symphony #5 in Bb major, D. 485

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Train Delays
2:17 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

NW Montana avalanche delays BNSF, Amtrak trains again

An Amtrak train delayed by snow in Omaha, Nebraska in 2009.
Credit Loco Steve, flickr

UPDATE: 2:30 PM: Matt Jones with BNSF said freight travel re-opened at 12:30 PM today on one of the two tracks closed by last night's avalanche. The other track should open soon. 

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Amtrak and BNSF trains are delayed after an avalanche was reported late Sunday night east of the small northwest Montana town of Essex.

BNSF Regional Public Affairs Director Matt Jones expects the debris to be cleared from the track and freight trains should running again by this afternoon.

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Alternative Radio
2:00 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Arundhati Roy - Reimagining the World

03/10/2014 - The news item was brief and buried in the back pages: “India: Maoists Ambush Patrol, Killing 7 Soldiers. The attack occurred in a rebel stronghold in Jharkhand State. Thousands of people have been killed in the past decade in violence involving Maoists, who claim they represent India’s dispossessed, particularly indigenous tribal groups.”

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